You May be Our Next Cartter Scholar

Baylor names four Cartter Scholars annually, providing boarding scholarships to students new to Baylor. The awards are available to rising ninth and tenth grade students: one full-tuition, one half-tuition, and two quarter-tuition scholarships are awarded annually and remain in force through the students' time at Baylor.


Nominees should demonstrate academic excellence as well as a breadth of interest outside the classroom, including athletics, arts and/or community service. Baylor also pays attention to the nominees’ capacity for leadership in and out of the classroom.

Nomination Process

Prospective scholarship candidates can be nominated by anyone other than their parents, immediate family, or current members of the Baylor faculty or staff. Once students are nominated, the Baylor admission department will contact them and request the application materials required to complete the scholarship application:

  • The student must be nominated no later than Jan. 13, 2020. An essay topic is assigned when the nomination is announced.
  • In addition to the nomination, an application for admission to Baylor along with the required supporting materials, including two additional letters supporting the student’s nomination, must be completed by Jan. 21, 2020.
  • Nominations Accepted: September 1, 2019 through January 13, 2020.
    Click here for online nomination

Cartter Scholars Weekend - Mar. 6-7, 2020

From the nominees, the school will invite 12 to 16 finalists to Cartter Scholars Weekend at the beginning of March, when the finalists will be interviewed by a panel of Baylor faculty members before winners are announced the third week in March.

In addition to the annual scholarship winners, all finalists for the award automatically become members of the Baylor Harris-Stanford Honors Program if and when they enroll in the school.

Our Cartter Scholars

Baylor’s Cartter Scholars have been actors, athletes, dancers, debaters, outdoors enthusiasts, writers, mathematicians, student government officers, singers and scientists. They have gone on to college at Harvard, Berkeley, North Carolina, MIT, Georgetown, Sewanee and Stanford among many others. They have hailed from Colorado to Connecticut and Indiana to Texas. They have been male and female, reflecting diverse personal backgrounds and world views. What they have had in common are academic aptitude, the desire to achieve excellence and a passion for self-discovery. They have left their marks on Baylor, and Baylor has become a part of them.

Full List of Recipients

  • Reese Dixon, Lithia, FL
  • Lola Esho, Kennesaw, GA
  • Kathryne Golden, Lexington, KY
  • Maren Johnson, Lexington, KY

  • Aimee Romero, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Margaret Webb, Florence, AL
  • Stone Williams, Silverdale, WA

  • Wesley Minton, Huntsville, AL
  • Elodie Nix, Katonah, NY
  • Genna Ringler, Versailles, KY
  • Henry Dierig, Navarre, FL, Belmont University
  • Anthony Kranis, Clemmons, NC, University of South Carolina
  • Sophie Shea, Gulf Shores, AL, Grinnell College
2013-2014 RECIPIENTS
  • Annie Dethero, Florence, AL, Wake Forest University
  • Mary Drue Hall, Raleigh, NC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Pongphol (Pete) Harinsuit, San Ramon, CA, Brown University
  • Parker Catlett, Jefferson City, TN, Washington & Lee University
  • Maggie Pierce, Scottsboro, AL, Colorado College
  • Cat Davis, Fayetteville, AR, University of Virginia
  • Tommy McFarland, Kingston, TN, Centre College
  • Cayman Seagraves, Marietta, GA, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Chandler Hinson, Guntersville, AL, Georgetown University
  • Sammy Lupas, Cashiers, NC, Auburn University
  • Kate Hubbs, Camden, TN, Wake Forest University
  • Lucas Kaliszak, Madison, AL, University of Alabama
  • Alanna Bouloy, Port St. Lucie, FL, Stetson University
  • Melissa Manuel, Woodstock, GA, University of Georgia
  • Christian Carbone, Brentwood, TN, Harvard University
  • David Fisher, Greenville, MS, Washington & Lee University
  • Claudia Wharton, Greensboro, NC, Stanford University
  • Zachary Herron, Knoxville, TN, University of Dayton
  • Ryan Riedmueller, Beaumont, TX, University of California at Berkeley
  • Stephanie Ashley, Grenada, MS, Stanford University
  • Madeline Curtis, London, KY, Georgetown University
  • Katherine Proctor, New Bern, NC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Parker Stoker, Aiken, SC, Sewanee: University of the South
  • Doreen Xu, Indianapolis, IN, Harvard University
  • Bess Carter, Birmingham, AL, Bowdoin Collge
  • C. J. Enloe, Colorado Springs, CO., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Everett Nelor, Atlanta, GA, Bowdoin College
  • Molly Roberts, Birmingham, AL, University of Denver
  • Rishi Dixit, Lexington, KY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Mitch Land, Bristol, VA, Greensboro College
  • Michael Vredeveld, Jesup, GA, Georgia Tech
  • Claire Cassady Vaughn, Birmingham, AL, Vanderbilt University
  • Colton Griffin, Englewood, TN, University of Tennessee
  • Corby Howard, Trussville, AL , U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Sandra Lowe, Gallatin, TN, University of Tennessee

Where They are From

Our Cartter Scholars have hailed from

Birmingham, AL

Florence, AL

Gulf Shores, AL

Guntersville, AL

Huntsville, AL

Madison, AL

Scottsboro, AL

Trussville, AL

Fayetteville, AR

San Ramon, CA

Colorado Springs, CO

Lithia, FL

Navarre, FL

Port St. Lucie, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Atlanta, GA

Jesup, GA

Kennesaw, GA

Marietta, GA

Woodstock, GA

Indianapolis, IN

Lexington, KY

London, KY

Versailles, KY

Greenville, MS

Grenada, MS

Cashiers, NC

Clemmons, NC

Greensboro, NC

New Bern, NC

Raleigh, NC

Katonah, NY

Aiken, SC

Brentwood, TN

Camden, TN

Englewood, TN

Gallatin, TN

Jefferson City, TN

Kingston, TN

Knoxville, TN

Beaumont, TX

Bristol, VA

Silverdale, WA

Colleges and Universities Attended

University of Alabama

Auburn University

Belmont University

Bowdoin Collge

Brown University

University of California at Berkeley

Centre College

Colorado College

United States Coast Guard Academy

University of Dayton

University of Denver

Georgetown University

University of Georgia

Georgia Tech

Greensboro College

Grinnell College

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Middle Tennessee State University

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sewanee: University of the South

University of South Carolina

Stanford University

Stetson University

University of Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

Washington & Lee University


Membership to the Harris-Stanford Honors Program includes ninth and tenth grade boarding students who have been admitted as Cartter Scholars
Program recipients and finalists. Modeled after college honors programs, the Harris-Stanford Program partners with local, regional and national organizations to provide extraordinary civic engagement, learning and leadership opportunities for motivated students.
For more information, click here.


Nominations Accepted: September 1, 2019 through January 13, 2020

Click here for online nomination

Application Deadline:
January 21, 2020

Finalist Candidates on campus:
March 6-7, 2020

For more information contact our Admission Office, 423-757-2877.

Thomas Cartter Lupton, II

The Cartter Scholars Program is named in honor of Thomas Cartter Lupton, II. Mr. Lupton, a member of the Baylor Class of 1971, is a founder and generous benefactor of the scholarship program.